Air at frat party tests positive for alcohol

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BETHESDA, MD. (WJLA via ABC) -

Authorities in Maryland say so much booze was consumed at a frat party that the air inside the house tested positive for alcohol. Six college students are each facing more than 100 charges.

Thumping music led police to the rental home in Bethesda. Officers said around 70 underage kids were partying inside. Trash bag and insulation covered windows. Beer cans and liquor bottles littered the house.

The indoor ambient air registered a 0.01 on a breathalyzer. 

Police arrested the six male students for 126 counts each of supplying alcohol to a minor. Court records state the students are enrolled at American University and members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. 

One partygoer showed police a Facebook invite titled, “Tequila Tuesday Hoy a las 22:00.”

Along with the dozens of charges, the six students each face up to $315,000 in fines, though the likelihood of that is slim.